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russian scientists developed the world's 1st. strain of the coronavirus many countries to close their borders we hear from the head of the 3 while developing the new testing system we kept in mind that if we need to detect all the trees we could do it in a short period of time. also coming up on the program the concern grows over the economic impact facing germany with freight. its borders the e.u. criticizes methods to contain the spread of. is that going to hotel room for 10 days the new reality facing people returning to the u.k. from. quarantine rules come into. a u.
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turn in minneapolis after a push to define the police the city gives law enforcement their millions of dollars to buy in 5 and. you're training in from across the globe this hour. 14 lines using the. russian scientists developed the world's 1st test for the new corona virus strain the was 1st detected in britain the deadly affair into has led to many countries closing their borders he picks up the story for us well this particular mutation more commonly known as the british strain has caused some all over the world essentially one thing to understand about it while more aggressive. other strain of
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the virus for the hosts body it is much more contagious and therefore it poses an increased risk of hospitalization and death and that's why russian scientists decided to single out this particular strain 1st. well developed in the new test in system we use the same approach as we did for the main test it is the same express method where you need about an hour to receive test results which is much faster than the classic b.c.r. testing we don't try to replace our main test it is not a method for mass diagnostics it's a tool for e.p.d. milage ical surveillance to control the spread of new strains however well developed in the new testing system we kept in mind that if we need to detect other strains we could do it in a short period of time. well one thing to understand about covert 19 is that it's a virus that well it mutates very easily adapting to different environments and so on that's why it is potentially very concerning because what if it develops and
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evolves into a version that kills people quicker so that's why europe is still on lockdown at least of some degree some countries of closed outside of the e.u. travel's some countries closed borders even with some of its e.u. neighbors and the move the virus exists and by the way there are no signs that it is going anywhere the movie versions of itself will create but the russians are saying that with this new technology they will be able to quickly identify and single out whatever new strain comes up. our justice system aims to detect a mutation in a protein that was 1st found in this strain in britain but later it was also found in south africa and brazil and strains as well initially we planned to use the test for surveillance now i do not exclude the possibility that the test can be used for differential diagnosis after grown a virus has been diagnosed in order to understand what kind of virus
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a person is infected with. so the moves scientists know about covert 19 the moon from asian doctors have so the will be able to potentially at least tailor their treatment in accordance as to which strain a patient has and make it more personal make it more individual and hopefully prevent more deaths moving on the traffic crossing between germany and the czech republic as well as parts of austria has grown to a standstill it's because berlin shut its borders fearing the spread of the highly contagious u.k. variant of the coronavirus our europe correspondent peter oliver takes a closer look at the rep or questions of. huge traffic jams tailing back from germany's borders with both the czech republic and austria this is after burley and introduced border checks on sunday evening following outbreaks of mutant coronavirus trains in both the czech republic and in parts of austria in the tirol region in particular they put in place these blocks at seeing the huge traffic jams
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isn't the only areas that could be happening as well stephens i bear to angola merkel spokes person the german government spokesperson has said that they government it currently reviewing doing the same thing at the borders with france due to outbreaks in that country as well no movement on that decision just yet to close the borders between germany and france it has happened between austria at the czech republic and germany and so far the interior ministry here in berlin have acknowledged that situation is far from ideal skipped. of course that our traffic jams and waits in times have increased at the borders at least that's what it was like when the federal police checked about 10000 people and turned away about 5000 on a rival well these traffic jams aren't just in convience they pose real problems for the german economy take the car industry for example that operates on just in time
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deliveries of supplies in order to work on the construction of automobiles just the shortest amount of delay well that can have a potentially huge knock on effect many parts for automobile production the german locations to deliver just in time or just in sequence directly to the some blue line from austria and the czech republic if the testing and controls at the border that result in long traffic jams many car plants in germany will have a breakdown of the supply chains and the subsequent production standstill on their hands the 1st assembly line. will come to a stop within a few hours in the absence of material supplies there's also diplomatic fallout from these border controls both vienna and brussels on tapi with berlin that they've been putting in place there's been some particularly spicy language coming out of parts of austria germany though says it stands by the decision to put these
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checks in place for weeks but there is minister president marcos sorta hasn't missed a single opportunity to take a pot shot at the role these constant push units of remarks of disgraceful and don't do fits a minister president that's not the way to treat neighbors the truth is that the virus cannot be stopped by close borders i think it's wrong to return to europe with close boris' like we had in march 2020 we're battling the mutated virus on the borders with the czech republican or strip the e.u. commission should support us and not throw a spanner in the works with cheap suggestions it seems relentless for germany at the moment not only dealing with the diplomatic fallout that comes from putting in place these checks they're also dealing with an outbreak of the virus in the west of the country as well as an ice cream factory and also pretty quick 210 out of 600 workers there have tested positive for covert 19 at least 2 of those it's been
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confirmed have tested positive for that mutated british variant of the corona virus so a lot going on a lot of stress is placed on the east those borders and in the west with a new outbreak as well or among the reaction we got to this story was from an m.e.p. for the alternative for germany party who sees the european union's approach as clearly failed to tackle the pandemic effectively. the european union showed that it is incapable to react to. an forseeable situation it began last began last year or when member states started to act requests to union was unable for proper reaction and then member states tried to give money and more competences to do european union because they wanted to stabilize the union to show to citizens hey the union is able to do it but the more money and more power we transferred from the national capitals to brussels. the bigger where the the
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mistakes made in brussels the biggest mistake you have seen is that the member states gave power to organist over keane's to brussels and to the european commission and the result is now that we have. a disaster in almost all developed countries more people work seen and then in europe and germany is on the level of a developing country in terms of percentage of people who already got a white gold lexan ated and. you see it from the early and 2020 until now the european union is unable to handle dust pandemic it is just able to spend money for nothing let's stay in europe or move to the u.k. where new quarantine measures institute this week might make travers think twice before heading there anyone arriving from a red listed country including u.k.
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nationals will now have to fork out 1750 pounds the throne 2400 dollars to quarantine for 10 days in a specially designated hotel upon arrival passengers are escorted through the airport then taken by bus to their accommodation but the country's busiest hub has expressed deep concerns about the policy. we have been working hard with the government to try to ensure the successful implementation of the policy of from monday but some significant gaps remain ministers must ensure there is adequate resources in the brut brut protocols in place for each step of the full and strong hotel to avoid compromising the safety of passengers and those working at the airport the u.k. government has brought in tough penalties for anyone who flights the rules with fines of up 210000 pardons for those failing to quarantine and a marksman prison sentence of 10 years for people who lie about where they come
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from so big changes for travelers and big challenges for the u.k. border force to what extent a border for is going to be checking to be sure people have been noticed we're hearing a lot of concern from people who are concerned about encountering someone who has been in the red this country and hasn't declared it could deface abuse are they expected to detain them yet a lot of kinks to work i pour charles who heads of trouble consultancy firm in the u.k. believes that quarantining in hotels is a risky policy. i know it is the world health organization said the other day that some of these variants are on the way in which means maybe they are now being managed more effectively but before we get the data we don't know for certain what i do think is that hotel quarantine is still very high risk is a policy it prevents people coming into the country who might have to come in and that police often come in so it doesn't help the economy recover secondly it's high risk because as we've seen in australia and new zealand there are some who tells
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where the virus is being transmitted from one of the guests through to a security worker or catering work and work enough hotel is then taken need back and transmitted it within their own communities it would be much better for effective testing to be done at the borders on arrival and then anyone these positive is taken in school to their own home where they could quarantine in their own their own in their own whom some of isolate there and if that was in forced properly i think that would be far more effective than hotel quarantine. in a bid to jumpstart its economy denmark is not plans to roll our culture of personal . vaccination passports and will hurt a lot of by the last few months while the practicalities are still under consideration there are fears and there are growing. vaccinations will have to be compulsory in order to do just about anything in the country or one of our insert bloggers has been pondering the questions many are asking about the. it
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was pretty hard to get. well i read that they mark a is going to introduce a vaccine passport for the cause of aids and that other countries might do. well if not effectively making the vaccine compulsory tool to those who want to leave your country who want to turn off most things ever thought. of never being other like to go by economic here but i like to travel so you think . not sung songs no no i don't. want to. be different countries it was easy to do. yes. very. vexed nations to visit certain countries but not to leave their own country to to use every trick because. police would fix one target which vaccine would you even
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name one which ones that. depends on where you live where these not just travel you know some companies talking about making vaccines compulsory for their employees. i will most people will and that's a good thing but some people don't want. that introduction to those who think that the mother. doesn't own facebook as their truth is i did not nod to the risk. of their lives to. be shipped. out fair enough but not all of them are like that. well yes some papers skeptical for understandable reasons but but that's not the polling. well it doesn't matter what their reasoning is they should have a choice if we go down the path of making medical procedures effectively compulsory where does that lead us or for you want to know.
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in the aftermath of george floyd's death last year he died after being restrained by minneapolis police the city decided to defy the law enforcement and were ever since then crime it's surged consul chiefs have been forced into a major u. turn the voted to spend a whopping $6000000.00 in a bid to regain law and order recent data suggests that the number of gunshot victims is up 250 percent compared to the same period last year at the same time rape cases have increased 22 percent robbery by almost 60 percent the city currently has around 200 fewer officers than usual many left the force or when to leave following the death of mr floyd last me. thank god we got people thinking.
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i was wrong. when you called other cops. to let other people you let. your partner accountable this. following those protests the president of minneapolis city council announced plans to replace the police with what she called their transformative new model of public safety and she wasn't the only one calling for such radical changes. i will never call sign off on funding a police department that continues to brutalize us and i will love her and stop saying not only do we need to invest burned police well we need to completely
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dismantle the minneapolis police department. remember they voted a few months ago to take $8000000.00 away from the police department which they did and what happened there there are some businesses in the city of minneapolis who are getting hit by the same person $2.00 and $3.00 times in a week and now for the city council to say well we're going to spend money to hire new police officers so you know you almost yell must have to laugh at it it's ridiculous what's going to happen is you are going to see a shortage of police officers in larger urban centers like minneapolis new york chicago los angeles most if not all of these cities are run by the
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democrats and the democrats tend to not support their police officers you can't support your criminals and consider them victims and not support your police and not expect crime to rise and in all of those cities i mentioned most of them have skyrocketing homicide rates skyrocketing violent crime rates you vilify your police officers you better make friends with criminals because that's all you're going to have left. let's stay in the u.s. where an unprecedented snowstorm has claimed at least 4 lives in the state of texas freezing temperatures also led to a muscle power outage left more than 4000000 households without electricity the blizzard hosed soon flights being canceled the text no reports will valuations of motorists are stuck in. traffic jams on state i was in recent days temperatures have dropped to 18 degrees celsius the coldest in over 30 years on sunday president
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biden declared a state of emergency in texas the snowstorm house also intensified the debate over renewable energy as many wind turbines are frozen still summer puddles are covered with ice. a new report by an american think coastguards on the effectiveness of the u.s. or forces role in the fight against isis the survey found the military aviation field to significantly stem the spread of the islamist groups caliphate yourself with more you might remember not too long ago i was able man claiming a historic victory. when i took it over was a mess now on the bottom saxenian there is no ready the ice is caliphate. has been decimated we have one good study says while washington so
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successfully defeated islamic state the reportedly it's now in the process of setting up a new military base to counter islamic state which is on the rise again so if indeed a us how busy returning to a little triangle between iraq syria and turkey it seems a good moment to ask how effective really was the u.s. against the terror threat us trump or the pentagon full marks but read a recent report by the think time grant corp which did a deep dive into us out against islamic state between 20142019 while does lente have room for improvement a little more aggressive operations might just slightly accelerated the defeat of isis they were unlikely to have significantly altered the timeline the deep fighting operation inherent resolve affected arses finances but it could not affect us is main said dr gravity territory meaning the strategic attack did not play
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a decisive role in this operation was the probably made american taxpayers who saw 20 of the billions go towards operation inherent resolve in 20019 alone think is it really worth doing it all over again to be for the report does point to successful moments in washington's fight in iraq and syria but what stands out is that despite being much better funded than other operations in the middle east including the war in afghanistan that was a slew of errors including outdated techniques slow action uncoordinated intelligence gathering and boomers to unbelievably being out of practice. after decades of flying primarily overwatch mission since september the 11th the joint community's ability and capacity to plan and develop a deliberate strike operation in the deep areas after
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a feat this meant that many practitioners lacks experience in applying these processes to real world operations and the muscle memory to rapidly execute them and the conclusion the report comes care night the much as that last scene victorious tone of the pentagon nor does it exactly fill you with hope for any future campaigns deep strike operations help stress isis's finances in haste and its demise but what ultimately peripheral to the overall strategy ignoring this issue would be deeply problematic in a fight against a more capable adverse saree or in a more concise to their environment washington war hawks have historically preferred to repeat the mistakes over and over again so whether they break with tradition this time and take up the report's recommendations is unclear what is horrifyingly clear though is that villages were bombed into oblivion thousands of civilian lives were lost along with all those taxpayers billions and it still
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wasn't enough something that becomes all the more horrifying when it looks like round 2 is on the cards when we heard from retired u.s. air force officer current could she questions the motives behind the u.s. presence in syria i think that the u.s. would spend if they launch anything they're going to. spend at least as much as they have spent in the past bigger issues seem to be ignored when the united states makes decisions about where they want to put their military or with the united states military is proving is that we should spend more money on our defensive and offensive capabilities and in many ways we use these. wars not as wars but as exercises where we can demonstrate technologies improve our coronation skills our our combat intelligence or using in kind of his own testing ground almost a playground which of course is extremely. immoral. pro
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independence parties have increased their majority in catalonia as regional parliament taking more than half the votes for the very 1st time the leader of the republican left the party seems it's a new chapter for the region and when you mess up catalonia made history today with the independence movement as more than 50 percent of the vote this means that this country starts a new chapter we have enormous forced. determination to achieve the freedom of the political prisoners and the return of the self exult we have a huge force stood schieber a friend to achieve the catalan republic. that statement a recent survey suggests only 44 percent of catalans are in favor of independence while 47 percent are against there are probably union spain saw its worst political crisis in decades following a failed independence bid in 2017 by then president carter's put them on earlier i
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spoke to an arcade she's a spokesperson for the international commission of european citizens this time we not only get again an absolute majority of seats in the cabinet parliament but also with her purse the 50 percent plus one votes so we are running really. for ways of democratic ways to show ourselves and the want that we are completely that and to be at the time in the state assembly to see in our recent history and in the recently history and the spanish the spanish to the violence against in devon and and i will write a solution and asked people to be an independent state we are completely legitimate to defend our stance. in whatever manner this pender state decides to confront. it's
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a story seldom heard but next we tell the story of the hundreds of african americans who fled the u.s. in the 1930 s. for the soviet union to be free of persecution block in the u.s.s.r. begins and. one almost seems wrong. just don't. let me. get to shape out of just being active. and engaged equals betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart. she still looks for common ground.
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imagine picking up a future textbook on the early years of the 21st century what are the chapters called gun violence school shootings homelessness 1st it was my job it was my field bill it was my savings i have nothing i have nothing that is now i don't authorize aloof or resources i look for jobs i look for everything i can to make this house. in oil and doing this so the road to the american dream paved with did refute its this very idealized image of. americans look hostile the deaths that happen every single day this is a modern history of the usa america on r.t. . birth do you lost your book in europe to be. from booth honey.
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from brooklyn to you asian missionary and sort of the beach or storm of the lower st do us room full of fish. when you go to use the movie way of lingo it in the video it appears with an umbrella. that in still chilly phrase the soul at the knees and how many it took to get back. to. the british and american governments have often been accused of destroying lives in their own interests or you see in this these techniques is the state devising methods to end to essentially destroy the personality of an individual. by scientific means this is how one doctor's theories were allegedly used in psychological warfare against prisoners deemed
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a danger to the state that was the found. for the method of psychological interrogation psychological torture of the cia disseminated within the u.s. intelligence community and worldwide among our allies for the next 30 years and how the victims say they still live with the consequences today. what started my interest i should say and black americans in the soviet union and thirty's was finding this portrait even though i'd gone to grad school with a master's degree in russian literature i speak russian and i had lived over there in the late eighties finding this portrait was was a stunning development for me how did i not know about this. i didn't know that this was a phenomenon that there were many. african-americans who went to russia in the in
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the thirty's. in the 1920 s. and thirty's several 100 african-americans moved to the soviet union and many of their descendants still live in russia. and name it the most because you know no rush but also up a stock yes you've got. the sun the way i set which i love the issue of the rest of that i meet here the 1st day like hey you're part of that i want to speak russian and then that way we await the mash at that also. back home but i can merican something from racism and a complete lack of prospects. is that the lump us what the deal an idealization still remain. as my 3 of them dealers is and one by else is on her by doing. so they decided to leave everything behind and start a new life in the country.


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